Angers SCO

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Angers
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Full nameAngers Sporting Club de l'Ouest
Nickname(s)Le SCO
Les Scoïstes
Les Noirs et Blancs (The Black and Whites)
Founded1919;104 years ago (1919)
Ground Stade Raymond Kopa
Capacity18,752
PresidentSaïd Chabane
Head coach Abdel Bouhazama
League Ligue 1
2021–22 Ligue 1, 14th of 20
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Angers Sporting Club de l'Ouest, commonly referred to as Angers SCO or simply Angers (French pronunciation:  [ɑ̃ʒe] ), is a French professional football club based in Angers in Pays de la Loire in western France. The club was founded in 1919 and plays in Ligue 1, the first division of Football in France, having achieved promotion to the league in 2015 after 21 years. It plays its home matches at the Stade Raymond Kopa. The club has played 23 seasons in the French top flight.

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History

The team was founded in 1919, the same year the FFF was founded. [1]

During the team's history, it has bounced between the top two tiers on multiple occasions. However, it did spend time in the third tier on several occasions; the 2006–07 season was its last season in the third tier.

The first season that Angers debuted in the French second division was in 1945. During this season, Angers SCO was placed in the North group; at that time, the second division was split into two groups, the North and South. Angers finished third, being seven points short of Stade Français, which was promoted to the first division.

In the 2014–15 Ligue 2 season, the team achieved promotion after a long time being in the lower division.

During the 2015–16 Ligue 1 season, SCO placed ninth in the final standings. In its opening league match against Montpellier, Angers won the match 2–0.

On May 28, 2017, Angers played in the 2017 Coupe de France final against Paris Saint-Germain. Angers lost the match 1–0 courtesy of 91st minute own goal. [2] At the end of the 2017–18 Ligue 1 season, Angers finished 14th on the table and Cameroon striker Karl Toko Ekambi finished with an impressive 17 goals in the competition. [3]

In the 2018–19 Ligue 1 season, Angers finished in a respectable 13th position on the table. [4]

On 8 June 2020, Angers broke their own transfer fee record by signing Paul Bernardoni from Bordeaux, in a deal worth 8 million euros. [5]

On 30 April 2021 Angers, along with Paris FC, were handed a transfer ban by FIFA for violation of regulations regarding relay transfers in August 2020. The ban was effective for the summer 2021 transfer window. [6]

League participations

Players

Current squad

As of 1 February 2023 [7]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of France.svg  FRA Paul Bernardoni
2 DF Flag of France.svg  FRA Batista Mendy
3 DF Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  CIV Souleyman Doumbia (vice-captain)
4 DF Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  BIH Halid Šabanović
5 DF Flag of Slovenia.svg  SVN Miha Blažič
6 MF Flag of Algeria.svg  ALG Nabil Bentaleb (captain)
7 FW Flag of Senegal.svg  SEN Ibrahima Niane (on loan from Metz)
8 DF Flag of Algeria.svg  ALG Faouzi Ghoulam
9 FW Flag of France.svg  FRA Loïs Diony
10 MF Flag of France.svg  FRA Himad Abdelli
11 FW Flag of France.svg  FRA Amine Salama
14 MF Flag of France.svg  FRA Yassin Belkhdim
15 MF Flag of France.svg  FRA Pierrick Capelle
16 GK Flag of France.svg  FRA Melvin Zinga
17 MF Flag of France.svg  FRA Ibrahim Amadou
No.Pos.NationPlayer
19 FW Flag of Senegal.svg  SEN Abdallah Sima (on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion)
20 FW Flag of Gabon.svg  GAB Ulrick Eneme Ella
22 DF Flag of Benin.svg  BEN Cédric Hountondji
23 FW Flag of France.svg  FRA Adrien Hunou
24 MF Flag of France.svg  FRA Jean-Mattéo Bahoya
25 DF Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  CIV Abdoulaye Bamba
26 MF Flag of France.svg  FRA Waniss Taïbi
27 MF Flag of France.svg  FRA Ali Kalla
29 DF Flag of France.svg  FRA Ousmane Camara
30 GK Flag of France.svg  FRA Yahia Fofana
31 DF Flag of Algeria.svg  ALG Ilyes Chetti
35 FW Flag of France.svg  FRA Jason Mbock
40 GK Flag of France.svg  FRA Théo Borne
92 FW Flag of Senegal.svg  SEN Sada Thioub
94 DF Flag of Tunisia.svg  TUN Yan Valery


On loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
FW Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Marin Jakoliš (on loan at AEK Larnaca until 30 June 2023)

Current technical staff

PositionName
Head coach Flag of Morocco.svg / Flag of France.svg Abdel Bouhazama
Assistant Coaches Flag of France.svg Alexandre Dujeux [8]
Fitness CoachFlag placeholder.svg vacant
Physiotherapists Flag of France.svg Antoine André
Flag of France.svg Aurélien Latour
Goalkeeping Coach Flag of France.svg Olivier Tingry [9]
Club Doctor Flag of France.svg Anthony Tondut
Podologist Flag of France.svg Arnaud Perrier
Osteopath Flag of France.svg Marc Sourice

Notable players

Below are the notable former players who have represented Angers in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1919. To appear in the section below, a player must have either played in at least 80 official matches for the club or represented his country's national team either while playing for Angers or after departing the club.

For a complete list of Angers SCO players, see Category:Angers SCO players

Managers

Sponsors

Some official sponsors of Angers SCO football club:

Open energie

The Paris-based energy company was announced as an Official Partner of the club in May 2021 on a three-year deal. [10] Since the start of the 2021-22 season, Open Energie serves as the back-of-shirt sponsor for Angers’ matchday shirts, right below the kit number. [11] [12]

Atoll

Atoll is a shopping mall located in Beaucouzé, near the commune of Angers. It also serves as an Official Partner to Angers SCO. Since November 2020, Atoll houses an official club store on a permanent basis. [13]

Système U

The Rungis-headquartered French retailers’ cooperative is a long-time sponsor of the club. Currently, it serves as one of their Official Partners, with its logo appearing on the front of Angers’ matchday shorts. [14]

In May 2021, a U convenience store was opened in the Les Hauts de Saint-Aubin district of Angers.

Kappa

The Turin-headquartered Italian sportswear brand has been the technical partner of the club since 2013, supplying them with matchday kits, training and non-playing staff’s uniforms and off-pitch lifestyle ranges.

In April 2019, the two parties renewed their partnership in a four-year agreement. [15]

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